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Bryan County Historical Markers

Columbiad


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Columbiad
  • Location: Fort McAllister

COLUMBIAD

This replica of a coast defence cannon known as the columbiad was manufactured, 1964, by Savannah Machine and Foundry Company as a public service. A similar cannon was positioned here during Union naval attacks, 1863. The columbiad fired 87-lb. shells; its range was 2,500 yds.

GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1964